Violinist Daniel Hope is valued and celebrated worldwide for his musical creativity and his commitment to humanitarian causes. In support of other artists, he created and hosted over 150 episodes of music and talk in the award-winning Hope@Home
livestream series broadcast by the ARTE TV channel during the 2020 lockdown. With the beginning of the Ukraine conflict in 2022, he initiated several benefit concerts with Ukrainian pianist Alexey Botvinov.An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2007, Hope travels the globe as both chamber musician and soloist, collaborating with leading orchestras and conductors. Music Director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra since 2016, in 2018 he took up the same position with San Francisco’s New Century Chamber Orchestra. In 2019, he also became Artistic Director of the Frauenkirche Dresden, and he has been President of the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn since 2020.
Hope works regularly with conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Simon Rattle, Vladimir Jurowski, Iván Fischer and Christian Thielemann, as well as with renowned symphony orchestras around the world and composers such as Alfred Schnittke, György Kurtág, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Tōru Takemitsu and Tan Dun. His discography includes more than 30 albums, which have received awards including the German Record Critics’ Prize, the Diapason d’Or of the Year, the Edison Classical Award and the Prix Caecilia.
Hope studied violin with Zakhar Bron, Itzhak Rashkovsky and Felix Andrievsky and he completed his training at the London Royal Academy of Music. He worked closely with his mentor Yehudi Menuhin, with whom he gave numerous concerts worldwide. He lives with his family in Berlin and plays the « Ex-Lipiński » Guarneri del Gesù from 1742, which is generously made available to him.